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Bert Linnecor RIP

Boston FC legend Bert Linnecor has died aged 78. He joined the newly-formed club in 1964 after seven years at Lincoln City.

Boston FC legend Bert Linnecor has died aged 78.

He joined the newly-formed club in 1964 after seven years at Lincoln City, where he played almost 300 times.

Bert was an integral part of Paul Todd's side as they swept to the Lincolnshire League and Central Alliance titles in the club's first two seasons.

He scored 19 goals in Boston FC's first season, which saw the club also win the Lincs Senior B Cup. Bert also played in FC's first campaign in the Eastern Counties League in 1966-67 when they finished a respectable 6th.

Poachers historian Simon Ashberry said: "Bert was a true legend of those early days of our club and will be sorely missed.

"He was arguably one of the most skilful players ever to feature for Boston FC."

One of the highlights of his career was when he scored a hat-trick for Lincoln City in a 3-1 victory against Bill Shankley's Liverpool at Anfield in 1960.

After leaving Tattershall Road, Bert played for Grantham, Worksop and Bourne before retiring from football in 1973.

He was vice-president of Ruston Sports until his death.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Standard

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